said by dillyhammer:
If people stand around and do nothing, how the hell are ISPs going to get the message the handing off our private information is a bad thing?
What people need to do is make this experience as painful as possible, so that any ISP considering giving up the info at the drop of a hat thinks twice.
If the ISP gets served a court order, they have to comply or get charged with contempt for the court which could have some rather nasty consequence for the company... imagine a search warrant where the police brings down the routers and servers for investigation because the ISP refuses to cooperate. If the search discovers evidence that the ISP deleted records after they were made aware of the search warrant, the ISP and its employees may also get charged with destruction of evidence.
So, unless the ISP's owners and employees are willing to get criminally charged and/or have their business shut down for an undetermined period of time while their offices and installations are being stormed by investigators, there isn't much they can legally do to object to court orders once they have been issued.